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Twentieth Century

The real passion of the twentieth century is servitude.

Albert Camus (1913-1960) French novelist, essayist and dramatist.

We were all on this ship in the sixties, our generation, a ship going to discover the New World. And the Beatles were in the crow's nest of that ship.

John Lennon (1940-1980) British musician.

The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.

John Lennon (1940-1980) British musician.

The horror of the Twentieth Century was the size of each new event, and the paucity of its reverberation.

Norman Mailer (1923-?) American writer.

Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders.

Unknown Source

Our civilization survives in the complacency of cowardly or malignant minds -- a sacrifice to the vanity of aging adolescents. In 1953, excess is always a comfort, and sometimes a career.

Albert Camus (1913-1960) French novelist, essayist and dramatist.

We can safely abandon the doctrine of the eighties, namely that the rich were not working because they had too little money, the poor because they had much.

John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2007) Canadian-American economist.

By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man.

John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2007) Canadian-American economist.

The age demanded that we dance and jammed us into iron pants. And in the end the age was handed the sort of shit that it demanded.

Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961) American Writer.

We stand today on the edge of a new frontier -- the frontier of the 1960s, a frontier of unknown opportunities and perils, a frontier of unfulfilled hopes and threats. The new frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises -- it is a set of challenges.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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